December 11, 2023

Hugely successful week for Kilkenny students at Young Scientist Exhibition

As the dust settles on another year of Ireland’s bright young things displaying their creativity and ambition, Kilkenny students can look at the BT Young Scientist Exhibition as being a very successful one for both themselves and their schools.

Despite not winning the big prize, our students scored very highly winning many categories and being highly commended in others. takes a quick look back on one of the most anticipated weeks of the year in the school calendar and a week most students will never forget.

Niamh Hayes and Aoibheann Heffernan, students from Loreto Secondary School, Kilkenny with their project ‘Exploring Fractals’ pictured at the 56th BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition.


Biological and Ecological Intermediate Group 1st place

Loreto Secondary School – To Prove The Impact of terroir on new make spirits

Group – Emily Duggan, Eva Duggan

Ruth Murphy, Legal Director, BT presents the Biological and Ecological Intermediate Group 1st place Award to Emily Duggan & Eva Duggan, Loreto Secondary School, Kilkenny


Meánscoil na mBráithre Criostaí – iPads vs. Textbooks? An Investigation into the Effect of iPads on Academic Success.

Group – Cathal Norton, Matthew O’Sullivan

Loreto Secondary School – Is there a place for older people on social media and smartphone applications?

Group – Orla Flynn, Sophie Maher, Kate Browne

Loreto Secondary School – Heed your speed-the impact of a behavioural change intervention on driver behaviour

Group – Maebh Richardson, Lucy Harte, Clara Cashin


Alex Hickey 11 and James Kelsey 11 from Scoil Naisiunta Moin Ruadh, Co. Kilkenny with their project ”Garu Bog – An Interesting Place!’ at the Primary Science Fair.

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